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serbian-fears-about-kosovo-s-army-are-myth-10-05-2015 Comment 06 Oct 15

Serbian Fears About Kosovo’s ‘Army’ Are Myth

The Serbian elites are busy hyping the dangers of a Kosovo army – but a glance at Kosovo’s recent security review reveals them as fantasies.

opposition-campaign-risks-destabilizing-kosovo-10-02-2015 Analysis 02 Oct 15

Opposition Campaign Risks Destabilizing Kosovo

The opposition’s latest move to block the work of parliament could foment dangerous tensions in the unstable country, experts fear.

kosovo-serbia-begin-diplomatic-battle-over-unesco-09-17-2015 Comment 17 Sep 15

Kosovo, Serbia Begin Diplomatic Battle over UNESCO

Pristina and Belgrade are set for another diplomatic battle over Kosovo’s bid to join United Nations cultural body UNESCO which could further damage relations between Serbia and its former province.

kosovo-and-serbia-offer-havens-for-jail-dodgers-09-16-2015 Feature 16 Sep 15

Kosovo and Serbia Offer Havens for Jail-Dodgers

Convicted criminals from Kosovo and Serbia only have to cross each other’s borders in order to escape serving jail sentences for the crimes that they committed.

brussels-package-leaves-kosovo-full-of-foreboding-09-10-2015 Analysis 10 Sep 15

Brussels Package Leaves Kosovo Full of Foreboding

While most Kosovo Serbs show skeptical optimism on governance deal, many Kosovo Albanians fear they have signed away some of their country’s sovereignty.

rebuilding-trust-in-a-divided-kosovo-town-08-14-2015 Interview` 20 Aug 15

Restoring Trust in a Divided Kosovo Town

After the Kosovo war, activist Valdete Idrizi realised that reconciliation would only be possible if Serbs and Albanians in her ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica started talking to each other again.

greek-drama-hangs-over-merkel-s-visit-to-serbia Comment 06 Jul 15

Greek Drama Hangs Over Merkel’s Visit to Serbia

Faced with a debacle in Greece, Angela Merkel will want to extract good news from her trip to Belgrade – but Vucic should still not expect an easy ride.

degrees-collect-dust-in-kosovo-serbia-diploma-war Feature 30 Apr 15

Degrees Collect Dust in Kosovo-Serbia Diploma War

Kosovo and Serbia’s refusal to recognize each other’s educational qualifications is hurting minorities in both countries.

serb-wears-kosovo-uniform-with-pride Feature 10 Apr 15

Serb Wears Kosovo Uniform with Pride

Marko Ristic is willing to fight in future army – despite the deep misgivings that idea arouses among many Kosovo Serbs.

victory-was-born-on-the-day-of-nato-intervention Interview 24 Mar 15

Why I Named My Kosovo War Child ‘Victory’

Nazmi Kaciku’s daughter was born on the day NATO launched air strikes against Serbian forces on March 24, 1999, so he gave her a name that celebrated Kosovo Albanians’ struggle.

bitter-memories-of-kosovo-s-deadly-march-riots Feature 17 Mar 15

Bitter Memories of Kosovo’s Deadly March Riots

Eleven years after ethnically-charged unrest across Kosovo left 19 people dead and caused many more to flee, an elderly Serb couple recall how they survived the violence.

serbian-bloc-eyes-real-power-in-kosovo Analysis 26 May 14

Serbian Bloc Eyes Real Power In Kosovo

Prospect of united Belgrade-backed bloc in parliament raises chance of Serbia extending its influence to heart of Kosovo’s government.

train-to-serbia-leaves-kosovo-steaming feature 19 Mar 14

Train to Serbia Leaves Kosovo Steaming

Rail service to Mitrovica from Kraljevo is an illegal incursion, Kosovo officials say.

blerim-shala-kosovo-s-head-of-dialogue Profile 24 Jan 14

Blerim Shala, Kosovo’s Head of Dialogue

The rebel journalist who once expressed his political dissatisfaction through rock music is now of the key figures in the negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia.

kosovo-serb-election-turnout-makes-history Analysis 29 Dec 13

Kosovo: Serb Election Turnout Makes History

Almost everything was ‘historic’ in Kosovo in 2013, but the real ‘historic’ change was the turnout of Serbs in the north in polls organized by the Pristina government.